Nordic Baltic Network - support to women victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation

Latvia

Latvia is both a country of origin and, to a lesser extent, a transit country for trafficked victims. The main countries of destination are Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Nordic countries. NGO’s reports that women from poor districts are being trafficked within Latvia for sexual exploitation to Riga, Liepaja, and Ventspils. However, no criminal cases have yet been initiated for trafficking in persons within the country.